the case is this person's word against my son. Is there a statute of limitations in this case?
Wills and Living Wills Lawyer
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4. Any other charges currently pending against your son
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Criminal Defense Attorney
Mr. Henson is correct; there is not enough info to give you an educated answer. Why has your son not bonded out? How far apart were the reset? Is the case set for trial? It seems too early for the case to already be set for trial in Harris County. Is it a felony? Is it a misdemeanor? Is your son on parole? Was he on probation? If his case is in Harris County, the assistant DA cannot make an offer on your son's case unless they make an attempt to reach the complaining witness. If he is not guilty and he is going to trial, then you should attempt to post a bond so that he can wait for the trial while he is free instead of waiting a couple of months while he is incarcerated. There is no set time that the state has to adhere to when attempting to speak with the witness. It will be up to your son's defense attorney to push the state to make a decision about the case. If you are worried speak with the attorney that is representing him so that he can give you a better idea of how long he will be there.
As to the statute of limitation, well that would not apply to your son's case because he has been charged with the crime already.
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DUI / DWI Attorney
Every case has a statute of limitations. As my colleagues point out, there's no way to tell you without knowing the offense. The shortest SOL in Texas is two years. But that just applies to his case being filed. If his case has been filed, he will remain in custody until a bond is posted or the case is disposed of (whether by plea bargain agreement, trial, dismissal, etc.).
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